HomeAlligatorsOn A Feverish Planet with Cardinals and Alligators


On A Feverish Planet with Cardinals and Alligators — 5 Comments

  1. I am so happy you are doing this. You perhaps realize that you need to shake off any lingering reluctance you might have to share these works. They are sorely needed. You have a deft wit, and together with razor sharp perceptions and divine compassion for all creatures, allow us to share your extraordinary kinship with
    nature in all its aspects. Thank you, my dear friend,… Brilliant! love you lots,, Uma….

  2. Thank you for allowing me to accompany you from the safety of my little room here tonight in CA on this daring adventure. Something I would never even dream of doing, and you make it so accessible–I feel as if I am right next to you in that swarmy place! The contrast of the two (non-human) species, each magnificent in its own right, yet so entirely different, creates a marvelous tableau painted in words. What a gift your insights are to us all!

  3. Great Linda, as usual. Don’t stop there. Gave your book to a friend for her birthday weeks ago and she loves it. You are a very talented writer. Love, Joan

    PS recently read my favorite book of all time, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. You and Joan will love it.

  4. What a wonderful expansive piece on our environment near and far. I’ve heard the sweet churr that trails at the end of the cardinals song, but I’ve never heard the roar and growl of an alligator. At a National Geographic lecture I once asked a photographer how he got a certain shot. He replied, “being there.” Being at Big Cypress was certainly part of how you experienced the alligator event, but mostly going one further than most people, into the deep where few tred. Bravo. On Our only visit to Big Cypress we travelled footpaths and boardwalks for small events that still thrilled us being there. Alligators were feeding in the river we were told because python were eating small mammals that make up part of the alligators diet. While there, a python took a deer down easily. So with food sources now challenged, the big armored alligator that roars and growls now fishes. Even a predator meets its match when nature is unbalance by the non-native. Those ELTS that you speak of take us far from the earth we stand on. And although I am a long time cloud watcher, star and planet gazer, the true focus of my interest is more microscopic. I can learn a lot from the male Cardinal that perched on my deck quietly feeding his mate by the side. I can’t hear the roar or growl of an alligator, but I can now know it exists because of an event you experienced and passed on. If only the real estate developers making plans in our ever expanding neighborhoods, or the big sugar industry draining the Everglades could pause their activities and heed what should be a cardinal rule — save planet Earth, it’s the only one we’ve got.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *